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According to a Las Vegas Review Journal article, a physician and alternative medicine doctor in Carson City, Frank Shallenberger, entered a guilty plea admitting to malpractice for failure to diagnosis colon cancer in one of his patients. This misdiagnosis ultimately lead to the patient’s death.

The doctor never performed any tests or examinations after the patient complained of symptoms of bleeding and pain that are frequently found in people with colon cancer. Rather, he treated the patient for hemorrhoids.

Dr. Shallenberger was fined $5,000.00, ordered to take 16 hours of classes on cancer screening, issued a public reprimand, and ordered to pay investigation costs of $6,500.00.

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